311 Movies Run For Oscar

Three hundred and eleven movies are in contention for this year’s Oscars. That’s a 16 percent jump from last year. “Academy credits coordinator Howard Loberfeld cited an increase in the number of feature-length documentaries playing theatrically (35 vs. 15 in 2004) for the spike, as well as industrywide distributor reorganizations, which led to the release of an unusual number of long-delayed projects.”